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Real Vs. Ideal (Poem)

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“The natural [wo]man is an enemy…”

(Mosiah 3:19 in the Book of Mormon)

Toughest critic, newfound cynic, cross examine everything
Radar for threats, emotional debts, I trust only reluctantly
Riches on my mind, not quite as kind, eyeing the world ambitiously
Only a shell of my former self, where is that girl I used to be?

How can I retain my purity after tasting the fruit of iniquity?
Can I regain my innocence in the face of spiritual dissonance?

Struggle between who I am naturally
And the person that I need to be
Caught up in ideal identities
(My best friend and my enemy)

No easy victory in this internal war
I’ve lasted this long; I’ll keep fighting some more

“Got no choice but to fight, so fight on.”
        -John Mayer

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Bill Maher makes my heart sour.

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Let Ms. Wilkinson give you the low-down

on what’s goin’ on with the fool pictured above:

Recap:

1)  I believe in free speech.

2)  I haven’t seen a ton of Billy’s stuff, but what I have seen is almost always disrespectful, sacrilegious, discriminatory, inappropriate, racist, unkind, profane, rude, obscene, and just overall mean.

3)  I don’t hate anyone except for Satan (although Maher makes me reconsider somewhat…).

4)  I validate people who have concerns with organized religion (or otherwise doctrinally strict life philosophies).  Read more here about this:

5)  I don’t think all atheists are bad people (read more here!).

6)  I VERY MUCH think that Bill Maher is a bad person (and I don’t make comments like that very often!).

7)  I see connections between Bill Maher and the Book of Mormon figure Korihor.

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8)  There are public figures who poke fun at Mormonism (and other religious/cultural groups as well) in a way that is NOT unkind or belittling.  Stephen Colbert and Jon Stewart are the ones that come to mind at the moment.

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9)  If you’re dying for a television fix of a gray-haired man, may I suggest checkin’ out Anderson Cooper?  I am a fan of his stuff. And I even wrote him a lil’ poem!

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10)  We may find others’ (religious) beliefs (very) odd, but still we must find the humanity and decency to show some level of respect, even if we do not (fully) agree.

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CLOSING THOUGHTS

I’m not worried about (permanent) damage that Mr. Bill Maher will do to the image of the LDS Church (cuz he can’t!).  No way.  We’re here to say.  And he’ll be left to his own sad life.  (Sorry if this is a lil’ mean-spirited).

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None will molest them from morn until ev’n.

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  ~Now Let Us Rejoice (LDS Hymn #3)

Still, Billy Boy bugs me so much so that I devoted

(a lot of) time and effort to writing this post.

Come on now, Maher. Change yo wayz a lil’ bit, huh?

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BILL MAHER PUTS A SOUR taste in my mouth…

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and if I’m gonna have those particular taste-buds activated,

I’d muuuuuch rather it be because of something like this:

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🙂

PS.  I understand that his last name does not naturally rhyme with the word “sour;”  I twisted it for a stylistic purpose.   Lots of artists do this kind of thing (slant rhyme is the exact term).  John Mayer does it in his song “You’re No One ’til Someone Lets You Down.”  Check it stat!

proud girl!

PPS.  Not gonna lie, I’m quite proud of this post and its plethora of literary/journalistic/celebrity/religious/historical references.  Go count ’em!

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Many people today are hesitant, wary, or even out-rightly opposed to organized religion…

Imageand I completely validate many of the common concerns that go along with it!  Unfortunately, history has shown that many evil and abusive deeds have been done by those professing to act in the name of God.  Imperialism/forced conversion, mistreatment of women, acts of terrorism (of a range of means and magnitude), twisting of doctrine for one’s own purposes (the Book of Mormon refers to this as priestcraft), that kind of thing.  So I don’t think people who “swear off religion” are necessarily bad people AT ALL (unless they are unkind and blatantly mock others’ beliefs).

But we are all looking for truth.

More to come.

PS.  I use such images with intensely great care and NEVER intend to be flippant about abuse of any kind.  Just wanted to express that yet again because I simply cannot emphasize it enough.  Also, I know that there are many good people in the Catholic Church.

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I used to be concerned with “proving” that the Book of Mormon was true.

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Now I’m more interested in using the principles that it teaches!

(Look, I even read it lounging by the pool in my one-piece bathing suit!)

Proof vs. Use

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Myth vs. experience

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President Ezra Taft Benson was a very famous proponent of not only reading the Book of Mormon, but also utilizing its teachings.  I mean, it was written for our day, ya’ll!

More to come on these ideas.

Much more.

Readers!

What are YOUR thoughts/experiences/opinions

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on “proving”/using the scriptures

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?

PS.  I see a connection to the educational theory known as Bloom’s Taxonomy.

Go research it if ya wanna.

And Stay.  Tuned.

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The natural [Katherine] is an ENEMY… (Mosiah 3:19)

RESEARCH:

1)  Why 1984 made me doubt the name Katherine

(doubt not, but be believing!)

2)  How veeeery much of an influence Ms. DeGeneres and Mr. Paisley are on me.

3)  The reconciliation of the paradox of being an enemy and being a daughter.

4)  What water taught me about selecting television program(s).

5)  OH.  BE.  WISE.  (what can I say more?!)

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what else ya got for us?

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?????????

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Making a comment/ joke that is racist even in the slightest…

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will ignite the wrath of Kath.

I’m not trying to be cute or funny or anything.

I’m not one to get offended easily.

Racism is COMPLETELY unacceptable.

Read more for a detailed explanation of this.

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[W]atch yourselves, and your thoughts, and your words, and your deeds,

and observe the commandments of God…

~Mosiah 4:30

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Embellishing and exaggerating one’s humanitarian, educational, philanthropic achievements…

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is NOT my cup of tea.

Figuratively or literally.

Let it be known that I DO think that Mr. Mortenson has done some excellent things.

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ImageCONTROVERSY.  OVERSHADOWS.  TALENT.

(click here for an explanation of this ubiquitous

[and sad!] sociological phenomenon)

Sigh.

If you fabricate your facts,

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~Ellie Graham (journalistic boss character from Runaway Bride)

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Oh, and this is tangential, but “Runaway Bride” is one of my favorite films EVER.  If you think it is a mindless chick flick, you are dead wrong!  There is so much thematic substance in it that can relate to everyone.  And I do mean everyone.  Plus it’s funny, clean, short, and has the cute and talented Ms. Julia Roberts!

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But BACK TO YOU (Mr. Greg Mortenson)

(and this applies to everyone else too!)

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Jacob 6:12

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Honest is whatcha gotta be

next time you write a book like “Three Cups of Tea”!

 

More to come on these issues (all of them!).

Much more.

PS.  Go count my references if ya wanna

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Let’s STRIP away the idea that strip-clubs are cool (because they are TERRIBLE!)

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The disgusting phenomenon known as “strip clubs” is a sad and embarrassing part of our society.  As is often portrayed in pop culture, “men” will go to these kinds of clubs (why they are sometimes referred to as “Gentlemen’s Clubs” is beyond me!) soon before they get married, or even for no specific occasion at all.  For some reason which I will never fully understand, it seems fun and harmless to casually objectify women.  Sadly, sometimes women themselves  contribute to this false idea; some think they will be more appealing and sexy if they fulfill some sick fantasy.  Ew!  Totez gross!  Be a lady!  And the guys need to be real men (just like Elder Christofferson talked about in this post)!  So now howzabout you let me set the record straight on what should REALLY happen on the dance floor.

Hint: it’s classy, clean, AND still lets me bust a move.

(safe for all eyes and ears OF COURSE!)

Truths to Consider:

1)  Most girls/women who work in strip-clubs have been abused and are very unhappy (more to come on this idea in another post).

2)  Most boys/men who patronize strip-clubs are lonely, desperate, insecure, and unhappy as well.

3)  God intended for us to be sexual, but within the realm of a committed, marital relationship (read more about this here), and certainly not in some stuffy, crowded shack of sin that smells like stale armpits and halitosis.

(this sentence will be repeated in this post, FYI).

4) Miley Cyrus has sooooo very much to learn.

5)  Playboy King Hugh Hefner is a TOTAL loser!

So what is to be done?  Thankfully, all is not lost.  There are inspired leaders (ancient and modern) who have given us counsel and truth concerning these issues.  Here are just a few insights that will bring us safety and happiness if we heed them:

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             Dancing can be fun and can provide an opportunity to meet new people.  When dancing, avoid full body contact with your partner. Do not use positions or moves that are suggestive of sexual or violent behavior or are otherwise inappropriate….Attend only those dances where dress, grooming, lighting, lyrics, music, and entertainment contribute to a wholesome atmosphere where the Spirit may be present.

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     ~For the Strength of Youth

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[W]atch yourselves, and your thoughts, and your words, and your deeds,

and observe the commandments of God…

~Mosiah 4:30

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And once again, lemme show you a girl who can dance

and have a good time while still keeping things clean:

dancing queen

And ya’ll, this may or may not apply to you, but just so you know,

any man who engages in any sort of these behaviors

doesn’t stand a CHANCE with me!

So keep it clean, and maybe we can get to know each other.

🙂

And now let me give you a nice, take-away quote (the one I said I’d repeat!):

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  “God intended for us to be sexual, but within the realm of a committed, marital relationship, and certainly not in some stuffy, crowded shack of sin that smells like stale armpits and halitosis.”

~Katie Wilk

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In conclusion, let me utilize the megaphone pic of the ever lovely Ms. Bedingfield (she can move and still be a lady!) to express something that I really just wanna shout to the world:

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       Don’t glamorize what is ugly in reality…

 STRIP CLUBS STINK!
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*if you wanna pass this message/post along, I wouldn’t object…

PS.  This is not a judgment on women who work in the industry, especially because so many of them are coerced or have a terrible background story.  Don’t call me judgmental, ok?  That’s not what this is about.  We’re all children of God, but sin is sin, and I’m not afraid to call it that…

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I don’t mind playing the game of “Devil’s Advocate” (and sometimes even greatly enjoy it!)

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as long as it’s done in an Angelic way.

And Renae, you are my angel by the way.  So are you, Natasha girl…

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“He that hath the Spirit of contention is not of me, but is of the devil.”

~3rd Nephi 11:29

Now good luck disagreeing with THAT!

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🙂

and do you think the blue/white color scheme in the pix is an accident?  only in ur dreamz…

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“I will stand as a WITNESS of God at all times, and in all things, and in all places.”

Screen shot 2013-08-03 at 11.20.58 AMThis was a significant part of the theme I would state every Sunday in Young Women’s.  It comes from this passage in the Book of Mormon.

I am not an official spokesperson or representative of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  (But check out more about Michael Otterson here-he’s one of my faves)  But I still do believe it is important (AND GREATLY DESIRE!) to stand as a witness of God, even, and especially when it comes to this blog.

Now I am not perfect by any stretch.

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And is there sometimes a bit of possible tension between my 3 fold identity of Mormon, woman, and human?

Absolutely. 

But has there ever been a clash that I believe could

hurt the image of the Church or cause major confusion?

No. 

And if there ever was, I don’t believe I would expose it, at least not completely.

Plus it’s not like I’m super famous anyways so even if I did I’m not sure anyone would care.  🙂

I’m only one voice in a million, but you ain’t takin’ that from me!

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it is from this wonderful waving woman…)

love this song, it reminds me of Fiji.  It will change your life. 

LISTEN TO IT!

Girl, get back to your thesis

ANYWAYS, just wanted to express that I am conscious of the fact that this blog in some small way represents not only myself, not only my family, not only my friends, not only the LDS Church, but also Christ himself.

Christ!

Is that blasphemous or arrogant?  No way, Jose.  Peace out!

PS.  I’d give my bangs (first picture!) a B+ that day.

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What are you a witness of?

And please don’t stop reading my blog because I

ended that last sentence with a preposition…

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Do not let your passions

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destroy 

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your dreams.

~Sir LANCElot (from “Camelot”)

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LDS Church President Thomas S. Monson often warns of this temptation

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See that ye bridle all your passions

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Alma 38:12

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READERS:

1) How do these simple and profound truths relate to you?

2)  How can you make sure that you stay in control of your passions so that you can reach your dreams?

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……….

 

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“No Promises”

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is a phrase that I have found to be quite useful as I navigate this journey of life.  I am certainly not suggesting that we avoid making any promises, but only that we make sure we don’t get people’s hopes up when we cannot back up our commitments with 100% surety (myth vs. experience).  Additionally, we needn’t “run faster than [we] have strength” (Mosiah 4:27) in trying to keep promises we perhaps should not have made in the first place.  Now, don’t be calling me lazy!  As I have said before, I desire to serve others, get out of my comfort zone, and work hard.  Still though, I cannot do it all.  Neither can you. Neither can any one person (and that’s okay, ya’ll!)  So we must decide what kinds of things are worth the word “promise” (or at least the level of commitment that it implies).  But when we do make those promises, let’s make them count!

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“I never make a promise I don’t intend to keep.”

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~John Michael Montgomery

READERS:

1)  What promises have you made (or will make) that are important to keep (family, covenants, relationships, employment, etc.)?

2)  What are some aspects of your life about which you should probably not make promises?

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And now, one final question:

Is this blog the best thing in the world?

🙂

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What’s your opinion?

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“You’ve GOT to stand for something, or you’ll fall for anything.”

~Aaron Tippets (country musician btw)

“I don’t need a microphone to say what I’ve been thinking. 

My heart is like a loud speaker that’s always on 11.”

~Natasha Bedingfield

                              “Don’t let your mind be SO open that everything falls out!”

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  “You got opinions, man.  We’re all entitled to ’em. BUT I NEVER ASKED!”

~Sara Bareilles

O BE WISE! WHAT CAN I SAY MORE?

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~Jacob 6:5

Belief is a beautiful armor.  But it makes for the heaviest sword. 

It’s like punching underwater.  You never can hit who you’re trying for.”

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~John Mayer

“I still don’t know what I stand for.  What do I stand for?”

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~Fun

“You got your same big loud opinions, but nobody’s listening!”

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~Taylor Swift

This post might be borderline offensive with the juxtaposition of some of the people pictured.  Once again, I hope to spark discussion and thought without ever making my own OPINION explicitly and fully clear.   

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intentional ambiguity!

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Ann Coulter is someone who Katherine believes gives conservativism a VERY bad name (for the most part).

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“One can have a strong intelligent opinion and even be persuasive

WITHOUT being overly opinionated or pushy.” 

~Katherine Anne

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LINE OF FREAKIN’ PROPRIETY!

Also, I believe very strongly that the teachings found within the structure and gospel of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

can and will bring us lasting happiness.  Thus, I greatly value missionary work.

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But I value religious freedom just as much.

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Blink and you might miss that there are TWO pictures

of Natasha Bedingfield on this post.

Also, John Mayer is brilliant and has forever changed my life,

but he will be the first to tell you that he has at times had a very stupid mouth (read more about it here).

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And Katherine would like to remind you that EVERY. SINGLE. PART. of this post serves a purpose (I don’t believe in fluff, remember?). 

Also, I try hard not to toot my own horn too much, but go on and count the number of allusions/references I made in this post………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

HOW MANY DIDJA FIND?

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It is not requisite for Katherine to blog faster

than she has strength!

Check out the original scripture here.

Oh, and also, that was a Laura Jansen cover of the Kings of Leon song.

I like it a LOT.

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Sexy Blog

ImageThis blog is powerful.  It has the potential to do a lot of good.  And it is doing a lot of good!  You see, I have been able to open a lot of doors for myself and for others, get in touch with friends and family,  attract the attention of a few handsome gents, find my niche as a writer (you can do that in 2013!) and also express my testimony of Jesus Christ.  And when it comes to people reading my stuff, all I’ll say now (while hoping to not come across as arrogant and also being fully aware that I may run out of creativity tomorrow) is this:

PEOPLE.               ARE.             READING.

(28 days, 38 countries, but who’s counting?)

So yes, this blog is good, great, excellent, beautiful, invigorating, et cetera.  They need a new word for the potential of this blog.  (I’ll probably come up with one soon.  Stay tuned.)ImageI would be ignorant if I overlooked the potential it has to do a lot of bad, too.  Like, I can’t get SO caught up in it that I don’t go help a friend pack up before a move (which I told her I would do and was 3 hours tardy).  Or talk about it all the time (I have improved and repented, but still am not perfect).  Or think I’m the next big shot (the thought has crossed my mind once or twice but then I looked in the mirror at my unkempt hair and ate another bite of my cold spaghettios).  So to wrap up this paragraph, I’ll just say that I NEED to be careful about this blog!

Image(Oh, right, I need to make it relevant to the reader as well.)  You should care because Katherine’s epiphany involves you too!  You may not have a blog.  But most people today have a Facebook, or an email, or some other form of social media. And those things can be good!  And I personally am glad you have one or you wouldn’t be reading this right now 🙂  But I digress.  Let me wrap it up in a cute little phrase that could become the next big meme or may be relayed in some Mia Maid’s class in Timbuktu:

You have a Facebook.  Don’t let your Facebook have YOU!

And NOW, let’s get to why I used “sexy” in the title.  The LDS Church (and other denominations, religions, affiliations!) teaches that sex is a powerful tool.  For good.  And for bad.  (let me redirect you to a link where I further expound upon this topic and simultaneously increase my own traffic).  So make sure you use your social media of choice (and your own physical body) for GOOD!

(look at the title!)

 And although our lines of propriety may be different, we all need to have one.  I have further ideas/resources available to help us keep in control, but want to guarantee that you keep coming back so I will leave you wanting more with that cliffhanger…

Your Blog is Sexy! But don’t let it become TOO Sexy!

The scripture which I will reference momentarily is NOT the first time I have used it (good readers pay attention when [good] writers repeat because it is screaming “EMPHASIS!”)

O be wise.  What can I say more? 

Jacob 6:12

(if you click on that link, it will take you to not only the scripture, but also to a great Conference talk given on the subject.  Missionary work!)

And now let me embed another address about making sure we stay in charge of our media consumption:

Read here: 

Wow.  Just wow.  Elder Bednar is a spiritual, powerful, and courageous leader.

I am eternally grateful for his counsel.

So now what?

THE END (maybz..)

Phew!  That was a long post.  But I do think that the Lord helped me with it.

And more than just a little, know what I’m sayin?

Off to the grocery store for this girl!

Sayonara.  And NOT just to my Japanese fans…

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PS.  I ain’t running out of things to write about any day soon.  Just sayin’

🙂

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I love the use of light/dark dichotomies

Imagebut as a writer, sometimes it can be tricky because of unintended racial implications, know what I mean?  Just gotta be wise, like Jacob said, I think…

(I dare you to listen to this song and try to resist tapping your toes.)

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And while we are on the subject of race,

allow me to reiterate the words of President Gordon B. Hinckley:

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“Racism still lifts its ugly head, and that is unacceptable.  I remind you that no [wo]man who makes disparaging remarks concerning those of another race can consider himself a true disciple of Christ.”

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[H]e inviteth them all to come unto him and partake of his goodness;

  …he denieth none that come unto him,

black and white, bond and free, male and female, Jew and Gentile…

~2nd Nephi 26:33

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ALL ARE ALIKE UNTO GOD.

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(this is an excellent resource about racial equality within the Lord’s Kingdom).

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And ya’ll just to close this post, let me say that I know that unfortunately there still is some racism lurking within our society (duh!), and sadly even within some of the members of the LDS Church (or any others who identify as followers of Christ, or perhaps even simply the human community).  But I also know that with the Savior’s help we can do better.  So I encourage you all to consider what parts of your actions, speech, and thoughts (Mosiah 4:30) you can improve to make sure you are living more fully in harmony with these sacred gospel principles.  Sound good?  Peeeeerfect 🙂

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I just met a girl named Maria

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Maria is a friend from my Mormon Singles Ward.  She is always finding ways to serve other people, expressing her testimony of Jesus Christ, AND making us all laugh.  One specific thing I appreciate about Maria is that she is very aware of job opportunities and uses our ward Facebook page to post them for anyone who might be interested or looking.  Way to bear one another’s burdens (of unemployment).  Love you, sweet girl.

PS.  Plus she got to meet Elder Holland.  Lucky duck!

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STOP BEATING YOURSELF UP!

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“Do as the heavens have done,

forget your evil; With them forgive yourself.”

    ~William Shakespeare (A Winter’s Tale)

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“…and though your sins 

[or insecurities/baggage/ idiosyncracies/lips/WHATEVER!]
be as scarletthey shall be as white as snow.”

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Oh, except that when it comes to lips, I prefer red

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over white (LITERALLY) 8 days a week.

🙂

PS.  I am VERY careful about how I portray violence (if at all) in this blog.  So I understand if that first picture is a bit offensive, but I just love how it captures what so many of us do to ourselves.  Britney ain’t perfect, but that’s pretty genius I think.

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Just act like you know what you’re doing,

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and most of the time, nobody will ever question anything!

PS.  Don’t abuse this power, please.  Line of propriety yet again.  O be wise, what can I say more?  Plus, I’d rather have this guy guy flying my plane, anyways…

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As beautiful and talented as he is, if Mr. Dicaprio were the pilot, this is what I’d have to say:

I can’t take that, no I can’t take that, I can’t take that, take that plane!

Lyrics here:

I hang out with other people, I promise…

🙂

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The natural [wo]man is an enemy (to God)…

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and that’s why THESE were invented.

And Zeus just launched a thunderbolt (of blasphemy) headed for my apartment…

I use this same scripture is a much more spiritual and much less risque post.

Check it stat.

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My list of countries is so long that they won’t all fit in one screenshot.

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Good problem to have, I’d say.

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SOME MONEY SO FAR…but not a ton 🙂

Don’t want to get into that whole pride cycle thing described in the Book of Mormon.  Although I AM already a Lamanite, right?

I WANT YOU TO BE PART OF MY BLOG!  I am all about collaboration: musical, writing, business, product review, food, sharing of religious beliefs, etc.  No promises, but as long as I feel like it represents myself, my family, my friends, and the Lord well, I’m up to discuss it.  Dead serious.  katherineannewilkinson@gmail.com

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Sometimes your sister takes a picture and sends you an email when your dress is too short

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Nephi and Laman, what did I tell ya?

PS.  The David Beckham game was AWESOME!

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A Simple Mormon Math Problem

15% of me wants to see “The Book of Mormon” musical,

while 85% of me does NOT:

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Pretty simple which one will win out. 

People have strong feelings about “The Book of Mormon” musical.  A ton has been written about it.  Here are (in my intelligent opinion) 3 of the best insights:

Michael Otterson’s article.

Official LDS spokesperson.  I simultaneously admire and envy this man (and his career) so much.

Plus I could listen to him read the phone-book.

The writers of the musical (South Park guys) said they researched the faith for 7 years.  Brother Otterson talks about all the things the Mormons actually DID in Africa in those 7 years.  Cool!

David Brook’s article.

He is a Jewish writer for the NY Times whom I admire very much.  He talks about how only strict doctrinal religions (like Mormonism!) can survive.  All other half-heartedly, generic attempts don’t really do any good.

Alaska Dispatch article

This piece points out that it shouldn’t be acceptable to ridicule Mormonism.

#we’re all a little curious

#the percentages might change a little bit if someone paid for my theater ticket, airfare, and lodging to NY.  I could write a review of it and put it on this blog.  just sayin’

🙂

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Which one do I feed, the enemy or the daughter?

The natural [wo]man is an enemy to God, and yet I’m also a daughter of God.

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I decide which part of my identity to feed.

so do you…

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The gospel of Jesus Christ is for everyone.

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It’s not just those crazy stories about porn addict turns temple president  (We ain’t all Saul-to-Paul or Alma the Younger gets a rude awakening). It’s for people like me: Miss Mormon girl to the max, does everything right and keeps all the rules, and life falls apart at 25.  No matter who you are, no matter your situation, you can rise out of the ashes, find meaning, and be happy.  If you’re interested, you can chat with missionaries here.  Or just email/comment if you wanna talk.  Dead serious.

katherineannewilkinson@gmail.com

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Being happy with my achievements does NOT mean that I’m not thankful to God

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and vice versa.

PS.  Notice how I carefully avoided the troublesome word “pride” (and all it’s variations).  Will blog about that soon.  But for now, check out this land-mark talk on the subject:

Or read it here.

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Nephi and Laman

Text I sent to Maizy 2 few years ago:

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“You’re at Institute, and I’m at home watching [HBO show that shall not be named].  It’s like Nephi and Laman.”

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Thunderbolts of blasphemy…

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John Mayer ain’t a total D…

Accompanied by his lady friend Katy Perry, John Mayer bought a guitar for a teenage girl in a music shop, then left without telling her.

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http://abcnewsradioonline.com/music-news/2013/7/10/john-mayer-buys-guitar-for-teenage-fan.html

#He’s sincerely trying to change.  Wish I could give him a Book of Mormon.  Dead serious.

#Katy is pretty.  She is.

#Hey John, I blog about you quite a bit.  A ton, actually.  Maybe wanna buy me a guitar? Or better yet, do some music with me?  Dead serious.

#I’m a fan of wayfarers.  Put those bad boys on.

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When beauty meets humor, vanity disappears….

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I felt a bit of anxiety that beauty was so important to me that I classified it as a core belief.  But that’s gone now that I’ve discovered and articulated this exciting truth.  So I’m not gonna feel bad about dishing out $40 (from time to time) to get eyelash extensions…I used to feel like one of those dumb women in the scriptures (Isaiah?) who get cursed for their vanity…no more.  I like being beautiful (within reason) and I ain’t gonna apologize ’bout that…

https://ifhappinesscanlastforever.wordpress.com/2013/07/26/even-a-barn-looks-better-painted/

Core beliefs:  Umm, lil obvious I think 🙂

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